Editor’s note: Alleged crimes against persons (assault, rape, murder, etc.) will feature the + symbol. Note, this compilation of crime reports provides highlights of area criminal activity. It’s not intended to be a comprehensive overview of Southwest crime.
Oct. 28, 2:25 a.m.,
5600 block of Xerxes Avenue South
Two suspects broke into the Holiday station and stole two trays of lottery tickets. The suspects fled before police arrived. There is no description of the suspects.
Nov. 1, 1–1:06 p.m.,
3200 block of Holmes Avenue South
A 41-year-old male was inside his two-car detached garage, inside his vehicle, when he saw a male suspect enter the garage through the open overhead garage door. The suspect removed the victim’s bicycle from a hook on the wall of the garage. The victim chased the suspect who was riding the bicycle. The suspect dropped the bicycle and fled the scene on foot. The victim said he would identify the suspect, but there are no leads.
+ Nov. 3, 2:11 p.m., 52nd Street & Nicollet Avenue South
A Minneapolis Police officer came upon a fight in progress at the above address. While trying to separate the two fighting males, the officer was assaulted by one of them. The 42-year-old suspect was charged with assault of a police officer.
Oct. 28–29, 5:30 p.m.–8:30 a.m., Intersection of West 54th Street & Lyndale Avenue South
An unknown suspect climbed over a wooden fence in the rear of a business located at the above address. This gave the suspect access to an outside storage area where he took several pieces of scrap metal. The suspect left the scene sometime between the above times. There are no known suspects.
Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.,
200 block of West 49th Street
An 18-year-old woman reported that an unknown suspect stole her cell phone from the front pocket of her hooded jacket while she was sleeping in class. There is no suspect information.
Lowry Hill East (Wedge)
Nov. 3, 3:30–5:30 p.m.,
2400 block of Lyndale Avenue South
A 20-year-old male and a 21-year-old male were asked by the suspect to cash a check for him. After the two victims attempted to cash the check at several Wells Fargo banks and the banks would not cash it, the suspect signed over the check to the 20-year-old victim. The victim deposited the check in his account and then withdrew his own money to give the suspect. There are no leads on the suspect.
+ Oct. 31, 2–3:51 a.m.,
3100 block of Pillsbury Avenue South
A 32-year-old male was dropped off by a taxicab around 2 a.m. Shortly after, the victim was approached by two males. One of the males pointed a gun at the victim, who ran away without any loss.
Nov. 1, midnight–2:45 a.m., 29th Avenue South & Bryant Avenue South
A 22-year-old female came out of Uptown Square Apartments and noticed that the window on the passenger side of her car was broken. Her laptop and iPod were stolen from the car.
Nov. 2, noon–1 p.m.,
2900 block of Aldrich Avenue South
Medina Electric was broken into for the second time in the last two weeks. Based on the condition of the business, it appeared as though the same suspect burglarized the business the previous week. There was a security camera in use at the time of the burglary.
Oct. 28, 3:45–4:30 p.m.,
1200 block of W. 26th Street
Items were stolen from a classroom at Jefferson Elementary sometime between the above times. The 25-year-old female victim went to speak to another teacher a few classrooms down from her own and the items were gone when she returned. She assumed that a middle school student had stolen the items. There are no known suspects.
Nov. 1, 12 a.m.,
2700 block of 1st Avenue South
Minneapolis Police officers responded to a report of a burglary of a vacant building at the above address. When they arrived at the scene, they found the suspect, a 34-year-old male, inside the building. The suspect had burglary tools with him when he was arrested. He was charged with possession of the tools.
Nov. 3, 9:30–10:30 p.m., 32nd Street West & West Calhoun Parkway
A 26-year-old woman was walking around Lake Calhoun with her boyfriend and her car was parked at the above intersection. When she returned to her car, the passenger side window was broken and her red purse, identification, credit cards, check cards, prescription drugs and digital camera were stolen